See those two snazzy kids in the background? That is my brother-in-law, Zach, and my sister, Noelle.
Doesn’t Cedar fit nicely between them? I think so. Next Christmas, they will have a babe that size!
In fact, their wee one shares the same due date as Cedar. What are the chances? I think they are so frugal they matched the dates to get all the right hand-me-downs.
Norah has already begun advising the happy parents-to-be on how to give birth. Complete with demonstrations. “It’s easy. You just squat in the water and Uncle Zach helps the baby swim to the top.”
I think I’m more excited about my one and only sister giving birth than I was about doing it myself! Noelle attended both of my births. I’m thrilled to be able to watch her begin her own journey to motherhood.
Stay tuned. More to come on the Noelle/Zach pregnancy! Well, unless they tell me not to blog about them…
ETA: One of the first things Noelle has learned is that US employers are not required to provide paid maternity leave. Employees are required to use sick/vacation days or go on short-term disability. The US is one of four countries that doesn’t provide paid leave to new mamas. The others are Swaziland, Lesotho, and Papua New Guinea. Want to do something about that? Check out momsrising.